Skip to main content

Sr. Manager, Project Engineering

Mason, Ohio

Job ID IMS20221002-76890
Apply Now


On the L3Harris team, your job is to secure the world. We don’t work here just for the advanced technology and equipment: We work here because we know what – and who – we’re protecting. From families to the intelligence community, and from our climate to our men and women in uniform – we’re making the world a safer place. Working in Software with L3Harris you'll join our team of qualified, diverse individuals and work in a fast-paced environment with high expectations, global scope, and a collaborative team setting.

  • Full Time
  • Level: Experienced
  • Location: On Site
  • Glassdoor Reviews and Company Rating

Success Profile

What makes a successful Engineer at L3Harris?
Check out the traits we’re looking for and see if you have the right mix.

  • Innovative
  • Technical
  • Influential
  • Critical Thinker
  • Analytical
  • Detail Oriented


I love my job because every day there’s a new problem to tackle, a new skill to learn and an awesome team that has my back.

Heather S., Engineer

L3Harris Work Perks

  • Health

    • Medical with a High Deductible and traditional PPO plan options, as well as, vision and a full array of supplemental health benefits
    • A doctors' service to help with referrals and second opinions for you, your family, and parents

  • Family

    • 4 weeks of paid parental leave for moms and dads
    • Fertility treatment
    • Subsidized backup childcare and eldercare
    • Adoption assistance - $5,000 per adoption/$15,000 per employee
    • Pet insurance

  • Well-Being

    • No cap to your PTO time (for exempt employees)
    • Dress for your day - wear what works for you at work
    • Legal plan for you, your family, and parents
    • Discount platform

Job Description

L3Harris is dedicated to recruiting and developing diverse, high-performing talent who are passionate about what they do. Our employees are unified in a shared dedication to our customers’ mission and quest for professional growth. L3Harris provides an inclusive, engaging environment designed to empower employees and promote work-life success. Fundamental to our culture is an unwavering focus on values, dedication to our communities, and commitment to excellence in everything we do.

L3Harris Technologies is an agile global aerospace and defense technology innovator, delivering end-to-end solutions that meet customers’ mission-critical needs. The company provides advanced defense and commercial technologies across space, air, land, sea and cyber domains. L3Harris has approximately $18 billion in annual revenue and 47,000 employees, with customers in more than 100 countries.


Sr. Manager, Project Engineering

Job Description:

As the Project Engineering Manager, you will get the unique opportunity to work on leading edge products across the Space & Sensors Division, including infrared sensors, space avionics and communication, and beam director assemblies. This position will lead approximately 8 direct reports with 20-30 indirect reports in total. This position is focused on leading an experienced team of Project Engineers in support of pursuits, special projects, internal research & development (IR&D), and programs.

This includes supervision, planning, development, and execution of all Project Engineering tasking on projects, pursuits, and programs and providing strategic direction across Space & Sensors. This role will also provide coaching and leadership development for the direct staff of Group Leaders. This position reports directly to the Chief Engineer for the Space & Sensors Division.

Essential Functions:

  • Lead with a total of 20-30 engineers in the discipline in a variety of development, pre-production, production and sustainment programs for infrared imaging, space avionics and communications, and beam director assemblies
  • Coordinate with the Project Engineering Segment Discipline Lead on policies and procedures
  • Provide project engineering resources to the organization in support of new product development, recurring engineering, product support, and sustaining engineering.
  • Actively participate in strategic and business aspects of Engineering Department
  • Understand strengths & weaknesses of existing project engineering resources and allocate appropriately to balance program and business needs
  • Provide technical mentorship and leadership coaching to project engineers, to assure their success in meeting program objectives
  • Aid program managers, project engineers, and the technical organization to ensure progress toward technical objectives within budgetary and schedule guidelines
  • Provide top-level support for proposal generation, estimates-to-complete, high-level customer interface, organizational development, strategic planning, product and technology roadmaps
  • Plan and ensure sufficient labor resource capacity and capability are available to meet the business forecast (short and long term) for project engineering resources
  • Establish a culture of Project Engineering excellence
  • Define and develop the project engineering process in order to improve performance, quality, manufacturability, cost and reliability
  • Reinforce a strong culture of creative and collaborative problem-solving to overcome constraints
  • Establish performance expectations, methods, and tools for project engineering
  • Work in collaboration with Systems Engineering to define, establish, and practice effective tools of technical control (e.g., Engineering Review Board, configuration control, enterprise architecture, requirements flow-down, and verification & test)
  • Ensure thorough understanding of the project engineering role within the organization
  • Drive continuous improvement in engineering quality and delivery through use of metrics
  • Recruit, develop, assess and retain Project Engineering staff
  • Establish performance expectations, methods, and tools for project engineering
  • Support training and career development for project engineers


  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering or a related field with 9 years of experience; or a Master's degree with 7 years of experience.
  • Minimum 9 years of program experience working in Project Engineering or Technical Project Management role
  • Experience with process improvement e.g. CMMI and Six-Sigma or other continuous improvement frameworks
  • Experience building strong relationships and effectively partnering with internal resources; customer focused
  • Proficient in technical project management and technical estimating
  • Proficient in risk identification, risk analysis and contingency planning
  • Working knowledge within a relevant technical field (e.g., analog design, digital design, mechanical engineering, embedded firmware, software engineering)
  • Must be able to obtain a DoD Secret clearance; Active Secret is preferred.

Preferred Additional Skills:

  • Experience in a prior leadership capacity (i.e. Supervisor/Manager, Engineering Manager, Program Manager, Director etc.).
  • Proficient in leading root cause analysis, troubleshooting complex technical situations, and leading continuous improvement efforts
  • Proficient in people management, evaluations and team building
  • Demonstrated understanding of interaction between engineering design, program management, manufacturing & supply chain processes, Mission Assurance & Quality
  • Working knowledge of manufacturing, assembly, and test processes
  • High expectations for sustained excellence for self and team members.

Please be aware many of our positions require the ability to obtain a security clearance. Security clearances may only be granted to U.S. citizens. In addition, applicants who accept a conditional offer of employment may be subject to government security investigation(s) and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

By submitting your résumé for this position, you understand and agree that L3Harris Technologies may share your résumé, as well as any other related personal information or documentation you provide, with its subsidiaries and affiliated companies for the purpose of considering you for other available positions.

L3Harris Technologies is proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. L3Harris is committed to treating all employees and applicants for employment with respect and dignity and maintaining a workplace that is free from unlawful discrimination. All applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or other related medical conditions), gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, characteristic or membership in any other group protected by federal, state or local laws. L3Harris maintains a drug-free workplace and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing and background checks, where permitted by law.

L3Harris Technologies is an E-Verify Employer. Please click here for the E-Verify Poster in English or Spanish. For information regarding your Right To Work, please click here for English or Spanish.

Join Our Talent Community

Sign up for job alerts and be the first to know about our job openings.

Select a job category and/or location, then click "Add" for each saved search. Finally, click "Sign Up" to create your job alert.

Interested In

View All Jobs

You have not saved any jobs.

View All Jobs

Awards and Recognition

Fortune 2022 - World's Most Admired Companies
Forbes 2021 Award - America's Best Large Employers
Great Place to Work
2022 Bloomberg Gender Reporting Framework
Forbes 2020 Award
Top HBCU Supporters
CEO Action
Catalyst CEO
Handshake Early Talent Award
WayUp 100 Top Internship Programs Award
2021 Readers Choice Top 50 Employers
2021 Best Employers for Veterans
2021 DEI Best Place to Work For Disability Inclusion
2022 Top 50 Employer Careers and the disABLED
Catalyst Logo
Forbes 2021 The Best Employers for Diversity
2022 Minority Engineer Magazine Top 50 Employer